Candidate Biography

    The Rev. Timothy (Tim) Keith Bruster

    Fort Worth, TX

    December 22, 1959


    Susan, Academic Coordinator, Fort Worth ISD


    Sarah Pepper, 25 (husband, Stephen Pepper

    Katie Bruster, 22

    Emily, 19
    Education and Honors:
    1981 - B.A. in Religion, Magna Cum Laude, Centenary College of Louisiana
    1985 - M.Div, Cum Laude, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
    1991 - D.Min. in Preaching and Worship, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
    Texas Annual Conference:
  • 1980-1983 - Church Hill Circuit, Henderson: Student Pastor
  • 1983-1984 - FUMC, Texarkana: Intern Presbyterian Hospital, Dallas: CPE Chaplain Intern
  • 1984-1986 - Bascom UMC, Tyler: Pastor
  • 1991-1993 - Marvin UMC, Tyler: Associate
  • 1993-1996 - FUMC, Houston: Associate, Westchase Campus
    Central Texas Annual Conference:
  • 1996-2003 - FUMC, Georgetown: Senior Pastor
  • 2003-Present - FUMC, Fort Worth: Senior Pastor
  • Membership:
  • Elder in Full Connection, Central Texas Annual Conference
  • Board of Trustees, Texas Wesleyan University
  • Board of Visitors, Southwestern University
  • Executive Board, Perkins School of Theology, SMU
  • Board of Trustees, Texas Methodist Foundation
  • Advisory Board, Centenary College Christian Leadership Institute
  • Board of Directors, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.
  • Member, YWCA Racial Equality Council of Fort Worth
  • Member, Rotary Club of Downtown Fort Worth
  • Other:
    Current Service:
  • Leader, Central Texas Conference General and Jurisdictional Conference delegation, 2008
  • Member, Central Texas Annual Conference Council on Finance and Administration
  • Chair, Central Texas Conference Administrative Leadership Team
  • South Central Jurisdiction’s clergy representative on the Central Conference Pension Campaign General Committee
  • General Council on Finance and Administration (newly elected)

    Past Service:
  • President, Georgetown Ministerial Alliance, two terms
  • Board of Directors, Tarrant Area Community of Churches
  • Chair, Tyler District Committee on Ministry
  • Chair, Temple District Committee on Ministry
  • Central Texas Conference Commission on Church Growth and Development
  • President, Central Texas Conference Council on Finance and Administration
  • Chair, Central Texas Conference Committee on the Episcopacy

    Hobbies and Interests:
  • Licensed private pilot
  • Enjoys family outings, camping, reading, travel and music
  • Office:
    First United Methodist Church
    800 W. 5th St.
    Fort Worth, TX 76102
    (817) 339-5060
    Endorsed by:
    Cenral Texas Annual Conference

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